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    South Africa

    ACTUALITY. A record of a visit to South Africa by a group of American tourists during a world tour on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's motor vessel "Asturias".

    "R.1" Various shots of the "Asturias" entering Table Bay (14-65); ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    "Sir Alan Cobham makes final trials over the River Medway, of the all-metal flying-boat 'Singapore'". Map showing the route to be taken (10- 23). The flying-boat taxi-ing across the water (30). Long shot of men in the flying ...

     
  • AFRICAN DERBY
    EMPIRE SERIESGreat Britain

    An annual race meeting at Maseru, Basutoland.

    Introduced as the 'annual native race meeting' at Maseru in Basutoland, the film opens with shots of the crowds travelling on the roads to the races. During the journey ...

     
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    ANTIDOTE 1927

    Great Britain

    DRAMA. Set in Malaya. Professor Gilbert Olives and his wife Marion are in Malaya so that he can develop an antidote for cobra bites. Marion wants to go home but he is too intent on his work. When he discovers that Marion is having an ...

     
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    Great Britain

    DRAMA. Historical/Documentary. The reconstruction of two sea engagements of the First World War - the Battles of the Coronel of 1st November 1914 and the Battles of the Falkland Islands of 8th December 1914.

    RL.1 The British Navy ...

     
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    United States of America

    Compilation film of views of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, late 1917 or early 1918.

    Street scenes in Bethlehem, the Church of Saint Mary, the Gardens of Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa, the Holy ...

     
  • BLACK COTTON
    EMPIRE SERIESGreat Britain

    INDUSTRIAL/ETHNOLOGY. Film on the Nigerian cotton industry and how the natives use cotton themselves in the manufacture of clothing.

    ""BLACK COTTON" Arranged by BRITISH INSTRUCTIONAL FILMS LTD. SURBITON, SURREY." (10). " ...

     
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    EMPIRE SERIESGreat Britain

    Documentary on the Gold Coast, showing the building of a new harbour at Takoradi, and the construction of roads and railways.

    The film shows the construction of the new harbour at Takoradi, with shots of 'one of the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Home movie footage of the Wicket family of Penarth Estate rubber plantation Enggor, Cameron Highlands of Malaya.

     
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    Great Britain

    Home movie footage of the European market in Brastagi, Malaya.

     
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    BUGANDA 1927

    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Pageant of Old Days - part of the Uganda jubilee celebrations (50 years since the arrival of whites). The pageant depicts men coming down from heaven to earth. The final of H.H. The Kabaka's Cup - VIP's in the stand. H.H. The ...

     
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    Bolland Collection

    Shikar (i.e. Hunting) and views of Bikaner 1924-26; The opening of the Gang Canal by Lord Irwin 1927. Copies of Maharao Brijraj Singh of Kotah's 16 mm films, with his commentaries.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by ...

     
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    India

    MEDICAL. Scenes in the Kala-Azar [visceral leishmaniasis, dum-dum fever, tropical splenomegaly, or sirkari disease] endemic area in Bengal. Living conditions in Bengal and Calcutta.

    Main title (14). "Scenes in the Kala-Azar Endemic Areas in ...

     
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    Official tour by Europeans of various irrigation installations in India

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Extended sequence showing the open air collection of the wild life in an Indian Zoo. Concentrating mainly on baby elephants being fed and trained, watched by Sahibs and Mensahibs. Also giraffe and baby. Hippopotamus being fed. Tiger ...

     
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    Marking and measuring trees in Wadang forest. Moving camp across rough country in Pandra Bis (very dark). Felling and sawing work in the Deodar and Pine Forests. Squaring logs before sawing. Sawing work and children playing. Fishing out large logs from ...

     
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    EMPIRE SERIES

    Documentary on the colony of Hong Kong.

     
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    Great Britain

    A tour made by rail and road to India, Burma and Sikkim, by members of the Grand Lodge of the Freemasons [18 cans].

    Arrival Bombay - Jubbulpore November/December 1927

    Sports. Building - Bombay yacht club. Station - being seen ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a safari in Kenya undertaken by Edward, Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor). Dated 1929 and 1927.

    No titles. Three European women picnicing under a tree. They all smoke and are dressed in safari outfits. One woman ...

     
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    INDIA 1927

    Great Britain
     
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    Great Britain

    Some footage duplicated from GORRIE PERSONAL FILM NO. 14, some from others. Sheila Mary's first summer, birthday games with her father. Squaring deodar log before sawing. "S G as cine heroine". Woman climbing up hill with mule on tow. ...

     
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    KASHGAR: 2 1927

    SHERRIFF FILM COLLECTION

    Amateur film of Lucknow. Wrestlers; Sikh troops training; unloading and assembling gun at speed; river scenes; saw pit.

     
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    KASHGAR: 3 1927

    SHERRIFF FILM COLLECTION

    Amateur film. Journey undertaken by George Sherriff from (?)Gilgit to Kashgar. Carriers; scenery; fording river; Kirghiz weaving; parade of soldiers; bazaar scenes; reception, feasting.

     
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    Great Britain

    Home movie footage of the reception.

     
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    Trimming logs and moving them to the edge of a hill so they can slide down. Pushing them over a 400ft cliff, at the bottom of the hill, towards the river. Road making on steep slope at Thangi. Filmmaker's wife, "as cinema heroine", up steep slope with ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. City scenes in Calcutta.

     
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    Great Britain

    Travelogue of Malaya.

     
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    Great Britain, Malaysia

    Government-sponsored film showing the history, buildings and industries of Malaya.

    Extensive titles outline the history of the region, under Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, while an animated map shows ships converging ...

     
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    GAUMONT GRAPHICGreat Britain

    Main Title. "THE IRREPRESSIBLE MR LEVINE, AMERICA'S MILLIONAIRE AMATEUR AIRMAN 'TAKES OFF' FROM CRANWELL WITH BRITISH PILOT - CAPT HINCHCLIFFE". Close shots of the pilot and passenger; shots of the aeroplane taking off and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The opening ceremony of Takoradi harbour by the Rt. Hon. J.H. Thomas on 3rd April 1928. Mr Thomas and the Governor, Sir Ransford Slater talk to Gold Coast chiefs. Others present are Lady Slater, Sir Robert McAlpine, Sir Joseph Byrne, and ...

     
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    PURI 1927

    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Europeans and Indians at Puri, India.

     
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    Sheila Mary's first summer at Barang camp. Bedded down for her siesta. Watching Debtas's band. Peter the dog does a trust exercise with a biscuit on it's nose. Crossing Lingodan rickety bridge and screes. Baspa gorge. Pram and servants on road. ...

     
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    SINGAPORE 1927

    KODAK'S WHERE THEY GOGreat Britain

    A travelogue with a heavy emphasis on Kodak goods - arriving at the port, kodak goods being unloaded and then carried through Indian and Chinese quarters. The staff at Kodak's Singapore office are shown.

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    School children celebrate Empire Day (43ft).

     
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    TARZAN 1927

     
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    Pulley system with yaks walking downhill to pull sleepers up it. Processes in the building of a 2 mile 'wet slide' to transport the sleepers where the river is too fierce - planning the alignment, carpenters shaping the trestles, and bits of the ...

     
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    TORO 1927 1927

    Great Britain

    Amateur film.

    Girls school run by missionaries - shots of Miss Attlee teaching the girls English games with African actions (e.g. "This is the way we dig our garden" instead of "wash our hands"); Miss Marshall and the girl guides ( ...

     
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    Leaving Smila, Scot's Kirk and English Church. On the Hindustan-Tibet road: preparing mules and loading up, bazaar scenes and native life. Near Narkanda, local farmer ploughing with oxen. Rampur bazaar scenes: buildings, features and locals. Crossing ...

     
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    Great Britain

    PROPAGANDA. Appeal by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for funds to continue its work on Tristan da Cunha. The film consists of material shot during the visit to the island by The Quest in 1922, previously released in ...

     
  • WEST AFRICA CALLING
    Great Britain

    The industrial development of West Africa (probably Gold Coast and Nigeria) under British rule.

    West Africa before it was developed; forests (28-43); swamps (45-52); deserts (55-60). Men crossing a river by a tree branch (66-78). Two ...

     
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    United States of America

    Compilation film of events in Palestine, autumn 1917 to spring 1918.

    2nd Battalion, the Black Watch, led by its pipe band along a desert road. "The Australian Camel Corps" (actually pack camels ...

     
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    United States of America

    Compilation film of events in Arabia, autumn 1917 to spring 1918.

    A portrait still of Colonel T E Lawrence. The embarkation of supplies and sheep on SS Ozarda at Port Said, the journey to Jidda, ...